Brazilian orange juice exports at now a total volume of 1.07 million tons in the 2019/2020 harvest. This number is an increase of 17% compared to the previous harvest (920,029 tons shipped).
According to data from the Foreign Trade Secretariat (Secex) compiled by CitrusBR, sales reached US$1.751 billion, up 3% compared to the US$1.707 billion generated in the previous harvest.
Executive director of CitrusBR, Ibiapaba Netto, has stated that the increase occurs however only concerns a small base. “When we look at the historical basis, we are back to the level recorded in the 2015/2016 harvest”.
The growth is also explained by the greater amount of juice on the market. The sector processed more than 325 million boxes, totaling 1.2 million tons of juice in the 2019/20 harvest, about 37% more than in the previous period.
As reported on en.mercopress.com¸ Europe remains the main destination for Brazilian orange juice exports, followed by the USA, Japan, Asian countries.